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February 4th, 2014
INDIANAPOLISâ€” The following press release was provided by the Indiana Department of Homeland Security in response to tonight's predicted weather:
Indiana is expected to get another round of heavy snow and ice that could make travel hazardous throughout the state. The National Weather Service predicts 5 to 10 inches of snow could fall in portions of central and northern Indiana, and there is a possibility for accumulations of ice and snow for portions of southern Indiana.
MARSHALL COUNTY â€” County officials have enacted a Warning Level travel advisory to be in place at 7 p.m. tonight. A warning level means travel on the roads in unincorporated Marshall County is prohibited.
A winter storm is forecast for the region, with several inches of snow and drifting conditions expected.
For more on the ban, see today's edition of The Pilot News.
MARSHALL COUNTY â€” Commissioners are in session this morning.
Check out tomorrow's Pilot News for in depth coverage on any actions taken by your county government.
INDIANAPOLIS â€“ A press conference later this morning will provide an update on a request to use federal funds earmarked for housing foreclosures to address abandoned homes in communities throughout the state.
Is this an issue for Plymouth? How does the county and city handle this issue? Find out in today's Pilot News.
MARSHALL COUNTY â€” The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for all of Northern Indiana that goes into effect beginning at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 4 until 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 5.
Snow is expected to begin to fall Tuesday afternoon/evening and intensify overnight into Wednesday morning. Accumulation totals of between 6-10 in. or more in some areas is possible. In addition, North winds will pick up causing blowing and drifting of snow and reduced visibility.
A "Watch Level" travel advisory remains in place for the unincorporated areas of Marshall County.
Provided by The Punxsutawney Spirit
(Editor's Note: The following piece is a first-hand account written by the editor of The Punxsutawney Spirit, Zak Lantz. Zak was born and raised in Punxsutawney, and this account reflects more of a personal attachment to the holiday.)
PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. â€” This morning, I looked down and noticed something â€” I was wearing a press pass. Now, I know that it's part of my job to wear one, but it's not all that often â€” at least not in these parts â€” that I actually need one.
ARGOS â€”Â Are you the parent of a junior or senior and looking for ways to finance your childâ€™s education beyond high school? Do you have concerns about how you will help your child pay for their post high school education/training?
Argos Jr.-Sr. High School Guidance Department is eager to help you with this most important step. Argos Jr.-Sr. High School will host a financial aid information meeting in the school library at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3.
MARSHALL COUNTY - The Marshall County Board of Commissioners have decided to elevate the travel status from an "Advisory Level" back to a "Watch Level" beginning at 6 p.m. tonight.
Strong winds and blowing snow will make drifting roads a significant issue for travelers by tomorrow morning.
BREMEN â€” The 8th grade Orientation meeting originally scheduled for January 27th has been rescheduled for Thursday, February 6th in the Bowen Auditorium.
From 6:30 until 7 p.m. there will be a meet and greet in the lobby for parents and students to get acquainted with teachers. The orientation meeting will then take place from 7 - 8:30 p.m. in the auditorium.
MARSHALL COUNTY â€” The "Watch Level" travel advisory that has been in place since 4 P.M. Monday, January 27 at 4:00pm has been reduced to an "Advisory Level" at the direction of the Commissioners, according to an update just received from the Emergency Management Agency.
Some of the secondary roads are still slick and hazardous in spots and drivers should use caution, reduce speed and be mindful of black ice.